The littlest dancer, Ava Salzman, 7, of South Hartwick, performing with the Iona Troupe, charmed the crowd at the St. Patrick’s Day luncheon that followed Sunday mass at Christ Episcopal Church in Cooperstown at noon today. The full range of St. Patty’s cuisine was available, including two types of corned beef, one steeped in Fly Creek Cider Mill cider, according to chef Bill Waller. Inset, Ava receives congratulations from her brother Henry, 7 months, who is in mom Amanda’s arms. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
Hartwick’s O’Donnell-Kelly School of Dance brought the sounds and steps of Ireland to The Knights of Columbus Tekawitha Council 10968 annual St. Patrick’s Day Dinner this evening at St. Mary’s “Our Lady of the Lake” Parish Hall in Cooperstown. High-stepping out front is Tess DiLorenzo. Behind her, from left, are McKenna Selleck, Morgan Kelley and Maya Stevens. Inset at right is Fred Lemister, the evening’s official Leprechaun. At left is Chef Joe Carentz, who’s been contributing his expertise in the kitchen for years. (Jim Kevlin/AllOTSEGO.com)
SQUARE DANCE – 7:30 – 10 p.m. Celebrate St. Patrick’s day with the Doubleday Dancers of Cooperstown. Admission, $5. Cooperstown Elementary School. Call 607-547-8665.
THEATER – 7:30 p.m. Mask and Hammer Theater club present “Doubt: A Parable” set in 1964 about the doubt of a nun in the guilt or innocence of a priest. Hamblin Theater, SUNY Oneonta. Call 607-436-3456 or visit suny.oneonta.edu/theatre-department/season-shows
BREW & STEW – Noon – 5 p.m. St. Patrick’s day Brew and Irish Stew Buffet in support of the Oneonta Outlaws. Tickets on sale at The Shipping Room. Cost, $25/person. Damaschke Field Clubhouse, Neahwa Park, Oneonta. Call 607-432-6326 or visit www.facebook.com/oneontaoutlawsbaseball/
INTERNATIONAL NIGHT – 5:30 – 9 p.m. Enjoy food from around the world. This week it’s from Ireland. The Otesaga, Cooperstown. Call 607-547-9931 or visit www.otesaga.com
BOOK CLUB – 6:45 – 7:45 p.m. Social Justice book club discusses “Nobody: Casualties of America’s War on the Vulnerable, From Ferguson to Flint and Beyond” by Marc Lamont Hill. The Green Toad Book Store, 198 Main St., Oneonta. Call 607-433-8898 or visit www.facebook.com/TheGreenToadBookstore/
MILFORD – The Milford Food pantry is being restocked this afternoon as donors bring produce, fresh breads and non-perishables to replace what was lost in the Milford United Methodist church fire last Sunday.
At the Elm Inn, owner Dar Buck is encouraging diners looking for her St. Patrick’s Day corned beef and cabbage special to bring donations when they come to dine, and a benefit, featuring music by the Stoddard Hollow String Band, is planned for this evening, 7-11 p.m.
The food bank will be open 9:30-11:30 at the Upper Susquehanna Cultural Center on Saturday, March 18, and the following week will relocate to the Legion Hall on Main Street, where it will remain until a permanent location is settled.